“Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia” – available now online

My second dementia book, Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, co authored with my friend and colleague Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low was released recently as an e-book through the Apple iBooks Store which you can find here… The following is the Foreword written by Professor Henry Brodarty: “Dementia is never one person’s illness. Its ripples spread wide, enveloping…

Kindness

After the extreme unkindness (I’m being kind using that word) of others towards me late last year and early his year, and at other times in my life too, I understand fully the very negative impact of unkindness on my health. The two images (screen shots used) are from the paper, The Healing Power of Kindness, which…

A win for all people with dementia

My book, What the hell happened to my brain?: Living beyond dementia was published recently in German. Whilst I was happy the rights were bought for it to be translated into German, I was very unhappy with the image they used on the cover, without my knowledge or consent. The image they chose was of someones…

Compassion, kindness and other matters

The world since ISIS and then Trump, seems to have become more openly divisive. There are people on Facebook or other social media sites, who openly state that if their ‘friends’ voted for him they will be blocked, or if their friends didn’t vote for him, they will be blocked. I’ve not before seen such…

The real tragedy of dementia

The last few months have been a very difficult time for me; physically, emotionally and also in terms of managing the disabilities of dementia, and due to this it has been very necessary for me to get support to proactively manage the stress. Since February, I have also consciously kept myself much busier than usual to avoid thinking…